Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in
carbon emissions by 2030
The circular economy offers opportunities to boost jobs and tackle climate change, according to study on Sweden by The Club of Rome
Anders Wijkman is co-president of The Club of Rome
The Guardian 15 April 2015
Odds are, your mobile phone is less than two years old. Today’s economy is built on a “fast turnover” principle. The faster we replace our gadgets the better – not only our phones, but most items we consume.
This leads to a staggering inefficiency in the way we manage the Earth’s resources, with increased pollution, loss of ecosystems and substantial losses of value with each product disposed. A new study from The Club of Rome, a global thinktank, highlights that moving to a circular economy by using and re-using, rather than using up, would yield multiple benefits.
Polar code agreed to prevent Arctic environmental
International Maritime Organisation committee adopts measures to protect the environment in face of predicted polar shipping rushdisasters
The international body in charge of sea safety
adopted measures on Friday to protect people and
the environment during a predicted shipping rush
in the Arctic.
But environment groups and insurers said the
Maritime Safety Committee had failed to address
key issues including a proposed ban on heavy fuel
oil and how to safeguard against cowboy operators.
An acid test for policy
Richard Black Former environment correspondent
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23 January 2012